Disable NVidia Control Panel


I have a MSI Graphics card with an Nvidia Chipset.

How do I disable the Nvidi Control Panel from starting? There is nothing that states control panel.

I have a Spyder and I believe that my color profiles are being overwritten. "nvcpl.dll" or "nwiz.exe" are not to be found in this area.

For nVidia-Cards it's a program called either "nvcpl.dll" or "nwiz.exe".

All these programs will be started via the registry, so you'll need a startupmanager to disable it, or you can use the windows-tool "msconfig".

Once you have disabled the control panel, confirm all changes, reboot the computer and run another FUL calibration.
The color cast should now go away and the profile should load at boot time and stay loaded.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
On a 64bit system the nVidia Control panel is located here
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Control Panel Client\nvcplui.exe

For troubleshooting like this though you really want to disable the nVidia Display Driver Service.
Apply any changes you need to the dispaly controls in nVidia Control Panel, then set your Services (Start>Services.msc) for nVidia Display Driver Service, GeForce Experience Service, Network Service and Streamer Service to "Disabled at Startup".

This allows your graphics driver to run normally but will prevent any of the other nVidia background services from launching.

There are some sites that will recommend deleting registry entries which is fine if you are making a permanent change but can cause problems going forward with driver upgrades or re-enabling services when needed.

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